2435 North Sherman Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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Brightwood Hours

Sun Closed
Mon - Wed 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thurs - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Brightwood Branch opened in 1901 as the sixth public library in Indianapolis. It served the Brightwood community at several locations along Station Street, one street west of its current North Sherman Avenue storefront site which opened in 1972. A 1996 renovation at this location doubled the size of the branch to 5,400 square feet.

Amenities & Services
Internet Access
  • Public computers with Microsoft Office
  • Early learning computer stations
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meeting Space
Study Room
Outgoing Fax
Exam Proctoring
Walk-Up Book Return
Upcoming Events at Brightwood
Storytime at Brightwood

Storytime at Brightwood

Brightwood Branch

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult are invited for stories, songs, crafts and playtime.

BYO Tech & Career Center at Brightwood

BYO Tech & Career Center at Brightwood

Brightwood Branch

Adults are invited to receive free expert help with a job search or anything else using computers, smartphones or the Internet. Bring your own problems, questions and device.

Game Night at Brightwood

Game Night at Brightwood

Brightwood Branch

Enjoy an open space to play video games, card games and board games after school. Some games will be provided, but attendees are free to bring their own. Children under age five require parental supervision.


A new Brightwood Branch Library is coming to 25th Street and Sherman Drive. Design of the branch will reflect input from neighborhood residents through two community meetings. The $5.9 million branch will be funded by a bond issue approved by the Indianapolis City-County Council and assessed with no increase in the Library's current debt services tax rate.

The 15,000-square-foot Brightwood Branch will feature:

  • A new computer lab
  • Study rooms and space for activities
  • More seating
  • Commitment to an eco-friendly design and practices

Project Architects: Axis Architecture and Meticulous Design + Architecture

Branch Manager
Nikki Johnson

Nikki Johnson

Hi, I'm Elizabeth "Nikki" Johnson, Branch Manager for Brightwood. My favorite book is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. I hope you’ll visit our location soon. For questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. We are always happy to help!

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